Lockdown Chronicles

Lagos Lockdown Day 2

Today marks the second day of the Lagos Lockdown by the Federal Government of Nigeria.

I admit that I am now morbid about the Coronavirus. With reports of a vaccine, I have decided that no matter what happens, I won’t be taking a vaccine.

My biggest medical ailments have been Malaria and Typhoid Fever. I won’t violate the Lockdown but if I am to die, I would like to die with my dignity left.

There was no light for most of the day. In my area, we get light on alternate days. A classic reminder that the current administration in power can only copy procedures from other countries not pallatives.

Due to that fact, angry residents in Delta state beat the State Taskforce Officials. An expected result considering that Nigeria is the poverty capital of the world.

The Lockdown would have been successful if food items where distributed to the residents. It is a cruel joke of nature that electricity bills get to every house in the country by not benefits.

The virus has officially been named “Corocoro”. This follows the Nigerian tendency to pronounce names twice. “Moimoi”, “Chichi”, “Puffpuff” are names most Nigerians would recognize. This naming follows that custom.

This thread on Nairaland looks at what Nigerians are doing during the Lockdown. The biggest constraint to the Lockdown is the absence of power at home.

Welcome to the month of April.

Lockdown Chronicles

Lagos Lockdown Day 1

Today marks the first day of the Lagos Lockdown. I would spend the day creating content for the Learn to Code Monthly Series Telegram group where I teach absolute beginners how to code for free.

In my area, our power station had a fault so we are on alternate days of power supply. Today was the On day in my area so it was spent in a flurry of activity on content creation. I was able to upload a new video to my YouTube channel.

Now the lights are off. A huge shame that after 60 years a country cannot fix its power systems.

Social media was agog with the news of the Emergency Food Response Package supplied by the Lagos State government to some residents in the state. There is not much to say, see the video for yourself.

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Lagos Lockdown

After months of Nigerians clamouring that the President should address the nation, yesterday the address finally came.

At the end of the address, the President would place a curfew on Lagos, Abuja and Ogun states.

Today, like in all the countries where the Presidents give addresses, the panic started.

ATMs where filled with long queues as people wanted to stock up on cash. Petrol stations would witness a rush as people needed to stock up on fuel.

In Nigeria, power cuts are an everyday reality. My family had already stuck up on food so I had to buy fuel today. I would buy more that I normally did because my sister would drive me to the petrol station.

Somehow, some of the fuel poured out as the car was bringing it back home.

Now I am ready for the lockdown. I will be posting everyday. This whole saga was poorly handled.

As a nation, we had 50 years to prepare for this but sadly we failed woefully.

The Lockdown will start today at 11 pm. Let the Lockdown begin.